Welcome to the Birmingham Branch.

PLEASE NOTE : As from April 2023 all meetings take place at:

The Methodist Church Centre

South  Parade, Sutton Coldfield B72 1QY

The meetings begin at 2.00 pm with doors open from 1.30 pm. and are usually concluded by 4.00 pm.

Refreshments are served during the interval and adjacent parking is free of charge.
There is an excellent Cross City Rail link embracing Lichfield, Birmingham, Redditch and calling at Sutton Coldfield.

Non-members are made most welcome and we encourage their attendance. A small voluntary donation towards the expenses of the speaker and the venue would be appreciated.

We have our own website: The Western Front Association (Birmingham Branch) where you will find the programme of events, contacts, newsletter, and branch business.  

 

Upcoming Branch Events

'An Inauspicious beginning – The early trials and tribulations of 59th (2nd North Midland) Division' with Bill Mitchinson
15 Jun

'An Inauspicious beginning – The early trials and tribulations of 59th (2nd North Midland) Division' with Bill Mitchinson

The Methodist Church Centre South Parade, Sutton Coldfield B72 1QY
15 Jun 2024 14:00
07909006733

The 59th (2nd North Midland) Division was an infantry division of the British Army during World War I. It was formed in late 1914/early 1915 as a 2nd Line Territorial Force formation raised as a duplicate of the 46th (North Midland) Division. After training in the United Kingdom and saw service in the Easter Rising in April 1916, the division joine…

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The Three Battles for Gaza and  the Advance to Jerusalem - Stuart Hadaway
20 Jul

The Three Battles for Gaza and the Advance to Jerusalem - Stuart Hadaway

The Methodist Church Centre South Parade, Sutton Coldfield B72 1QY
20 Jul 2024 14:00
07909006733

Gaza was a defensive stronghold for the Ottoman forces in southern Palestine and a strategically important position because of the town’s water wells. Water was a commodity in limited supply in the region and was important for the Allies given the large number of mounted troops and the requirement to maintain adequate supplies for both men and thei…

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'I am fortunately in good health' A Captain in the Northumberland Fusiliers' with Chris Swinburne
17 Aug

'I am fortunately in good health' A Captain in the Northumberland Fusiliers' with Chris Swinburne

The Methodist Church Centre South Parade, Sutton Coldfield B72 1QY
17 Aug 2024 14:00
07909006733

Chris Swinburne will be telling the story of his grandfather Capt. George Swinburn MC, 24th Battalion Tyneside Irish, Northumberland Fusiliers from answering the call to arms in autumn 1915 until 4 July 2016.

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